# Find amount in row.

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#### art

Hello All:

I would like to know how can I find out the folowing. I have a chart like
this:

Type Company 1 Company 2 Company 3
Product
Plastic 3.69 0.79 0.89
Metal 0.99 2.57 1.99
Wood 1.69 0.89 0.99

If I type in a cell A1 Plastic, then then cell A2 should tell me the highest
price found in the row for plastic.

I also want to be able to type plastic in A1 and then in B1 wood and in cell
A2 should calculate the total highest price for both.

Thanks in advance for any help.

J

#### Jacob Skaria

Assuming you have data in A1:J10 with first row with headers the below will
return the maximum value of the item..Companies from Col B to Col J.

A11 = Plastic

=MAX(INDIRECT("B" & MATCH(A11,A1:A10,0) & ":J" & MATCH(A11,A1:A10,0)))

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#### Jacob Skaria

Assuming you have data in A1:J10 with first row with headers the below will
return the maximum value of the item..Companies from Col B to Col J.

A11 = Plastic

=MAX(INDIRECT("B" & MATCH(A11,A1:A10,0) & ":J" & MATCH(A11,A1:A10,0)))

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#### T. Valko

Assume this data is in the range F2:I4 -

Plastic, 3.69, 0.79, 0.89
Metal, 0.99, 2.57, 1.99
Wood, 1.69, 0.89, 0.99

A1 = plastic
B1 = wood

Enter this formula in A2 and copy across to B2:

=MAX(INDEX(\$G2:\$I4,MATCH(A1,\$F2:\$F4,0),0))

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#### T. Valko

Assume this data is in the range F2:I4 -

Plastic, 3.69, 0.79, 0.89
Metal, 0.99, 2.57, 1.99
Wood, 1.69, 0.89, 0.99

A1 = plastic
B1 = wood

Enter this formula in A2 and copy across to B2:

=MAX(INDEX(\$G2:\$I4,MATCH(A1,\$F2:\$F4,0),0))

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#### art

Something is wrong with this formula, it found the wrong price.

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#### art

Something is wrong with this formula, it found the wrong price.

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#### art

Many Thanks. However, can I use a formula that will calculate both items in
one cell and give me the total. So if I enter in A1 Plastic and in A2 Wood,
it should give me the total?

Also, what would I need to change to to give one less then max?

Thanks.

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#### art

Many Thanks. However, can I use a formula that will calculate both items in
one cell and give me the total. So if I enter in A1 Plastic and in A2 Wood,
it should give me the total?

Also, what would I need to change to to give one less then max?

Thanks.

J

#### Jacob Skaria

For finding the second largest you can use the formula LARGE() function
instead of MAX (). = LARGE(A1:A10,2) will give you the second largest..

I tried the formula and it works with the data in A1 : E4; something like
the below
Item Comp 1 Comp 2 Comp 3 Comp 4
Plastic 3 2 1 4
Wood 2 5 6 1
Item 3 3 2 2 1

In A11 = Wood
B11 = MAX(INDIRECT("B" & MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$10,0) & ":J" &
MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$10,0)))

However using INDEX is the easiest one..with out repeating MAX
For getting totals of both for example A11=Wood A12=Plastic you can add the
same formula with reference to A12.

=MAX(INDEX(\$B\$1:\$E\$4,MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$4,0),0))+MAX(INDEX(\$B\$1:\$E\$4,MATCH(A12,\$A\$1:\$A\$4,0),0))

If this post helps click Yes

J

#### Jacob Skaria

For finding the second largest you can use the formula LARGE() function
instead of MAX (). = LARGE(A1:A10,2) will give you the second largest..

I tried the formula and it works with the data in A1 : E4; something like
the below
Item Comp 1 Comp 2 Comp 3 Comp 4
Plastic 3 2 1 4
Wood 2 5 6 1
Item 3 3 2 2 1

In A11 = Wood
B11 = MAX(INDIRECT("B" & MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$10,0) & ":J" &
MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$10,0)))

However using INDEX is the easiest one..with out repeating MAX
For getting totals of both for example A11=Wood A12=Plastic you can add the
same formula with reference to A12.

=MAX(INDEX(\$B\$1:\$E\$4,MATCH(A11,\$A\$1:\$A\$4,0),0))+MAX(INDEX(\$B\$1:\$E\$4,MATCH(A12,\$A\$1:\$A\$4,0),0))

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#### art

Thanks. Any other way to calculate the total other than entering the whole
formula a few times with +? like an array?

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#### art

Thanks. Any other way to calculate the total other than entering the whole
formula a few times with +? like an array?

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#### Teethless mama

Try this:
=MAX((F2:F4=A1)*G2:I4)+MAX((F2:F4=B1)*G2:I4)

ctrl+shift+enter, not just enter

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#### Teethless mama

Try this:
=MAX((F2:F4=A1)*G2:I4)+MAX((F2:F4=B1)*G2:I4)

ctrl+shift+enter, not just enter

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#### art

Thanks. But I really want to be able to use a formula that will calculate the
total without having to enter "+" and the entire formula for each item I add.
I will have many companies and items, and if I want a total of the whole
thing, I'll have to enter the whole formula many times adding everything
together.

Is there no way that I can total the whole thing using an array formula or
something else, and avoide having to enter the entire fomrula for each item?

Thanks for any help.

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#### art

Thanks. But I really want to be able to use a formula that will calculate the
total without having to enter "+" and the entire formula for each item I add.
I will have many companies and items, and if I want a total of the whole
thing, I'll have to enter the whole formula many times adding everything
together.

Is there no way that I can total the whole thing using an array formula or
something else, and avoide having to enter the entire fomrula for each item?

Thanks for any help.

T

#### T. Valko

Assume this data is in the range F2:I4 -

Plastic, 3.69, 0.79, 0.89
Metal, 0.99, 2.57, 1.99
Wood, 1.69, 0.89, 0.99

A1 = plastic
B1 = wood

=SUMPRODUCT(SUBTOTAL(4,OFFSET(G2:I4,ROW(G2:I4)-ROW(G2),0,1)),--(ISNUMBER(MATCH(F2:F4,A1:B1,0))))
Also, what would I need to change to
to give one less then max?

T

#### T. Valko

Assume this data is in the range F2:I4 -

Plastic, 3.69, 0.79, 0.89
Metal, 0.99, 2.57, 1.99
Wood, 1.69, 0.89, 0.99

A1 = plastic
B1 = wood

=SUMPRODUCT(SUBTOTAL(4,OFFSET(G2:I4,ROW(G2:I4)-ROW(G2),0,1)),--(ISNUMBER(MATCH(F2:F4,A1:B1,0))))
Also, what would I need to change to
to give one less then max?

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#### art

Thanks. But now I can't use the Large function. I want to be able to use the
same thing to get one less the MAX or two less than Max etc. Is this possible